In school I learned that the German word Brotzeit is the time when an evening meal is served…

However, it is in fact a snack at any time of day and an important part of Bavarian beer garden culture; many restaurants or pubs have a separate “Brotzeit” menu, which includes cold meat, sausage or cheese served with bread.

Here is a vegetarian Brotzeit enjoyed in a beer garden recently…

I love these old weathered wooden bread boards used for serving. Above, local cheese with caraway seeds. Below, Emmental cheese platter.

It was so delicious I just had to share!